Candidate Handbook for Certified Research Administrators (CRA®)

The Handbook contains necessary information and instructions about the Certified Research Administrator examination. All candidates are responsible for reading the handbook carefully.

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To apply to sit for the exam, the examination fee is $395 USD. At this time, we only accept credit card payments. Paper checks that are mailed, are not accepted; however, in the future, we will be accepting e-checks. 
For any questions related to the online application, please contact [email protected]

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